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Stained Glass Madonna
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Stained Glass Madonna
Created by:Drango

In this tutorial, we'll create a 3D stained-glass Madonna for our Christmas decorations.

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In the download file on the left, you find the four glass tiles that we need to create our Madonna. They're from Spectrum Glass who kindly allow visitors to use their glass samples for graphic designs.
Standard Toolbar - Open (image) button Open the four glass tiles from your download file in Paint Shop Pro, then minimize each one.

Standard Toolbar - New (image) button
Start with a new image:
Width and Height = 300 pixels
Background color = transparent
Image type = 16 mil colors

Tool Palette - Preset Shapes tool
Click on the Preset Shapes tool in your Tool palette:
Shape type = Ellipse
Retain style = unchecked
Antialias = checked
Create as vector = unchecked
Line width = 3
Line style = Default line
Styles Set your Foreground Style to Solid Color and your Background Style to None. Now click into your Foreground-Style box and choose White for your Foreground Color. Your textures should both be set to None, the Lock option should be checked.

Begin at the coordinates (30,15) watch the numbers at the bottom left of your screen and draw an ellipse out to (235,285) watch the second set of numbers for the size of your ellipse.

If not yet opened, open your Layer palette, right-click on this layer and rename it to 'Robes'.

Layer Palette - Create layer button Add a new layer and name this layer 'Glass'. Drag this layer below the 'Robes' layer in your Layer palette, then activate the 'Robes' layer.

Tool Palette - Magic Wand tool
Choose the Magic Wand tool:
Match mode = RGB value
Tolerance = 0
Feather = 0

Click on the white ellipse to select it, then go to Effects || Texture Effects || Texture, and in the drop-down menu select the "Dross" preset. Do not change any of the settings, click on OK.

Now go to Effects || Texture Effects || Sculpture, and in the drop-down menu select the "Gold" preset. Do not change any of the settings, click on OK.

Deselect with Selections || Select None or Ctrl+D.

Styles Change your Background Style to Pattern. Click into the Background-Style Box and choose the glass tile "/tutorial/html/tut7eff/1308A.jpg" for the pattern, then set:
Scale = 75
Angle = 0
Tool Palette - Magic Wand toolTool Palette - Flood Fill tool

Choose the Magic Wand tool, settings like before. Click into the middle of the ellipse to select the inside of the ellipse.

Go to Selections || Modify || Expand and expand your selection by 1 pixel. In the Layer palette, activate the 'Glass' layer.

Activate the Flood-Fill tool in your Tool palette and right-click to flood-fill your selection with the blue-stained glass pattern. Deselect with Ctrl+D.

Now would be a good time to save your work.

Layer Palette - Create layer button Change your Background Style to None. Add a new layer as the top layer in your Layer palette and name it 'Madonna'.
Tool Palette - Preset Shapes toolTool Palette - Mover tool

Choose the Preset Shapes tool, using the same settings as before.

Draw an ellipse starting at the coordinates (90,90) and ending at (200,225).

With the Mover tool, move the ellipse to the left side leaving approximately 1/4 inch between the ellipse and the gold border.

Tool Palette - Magic Wand toolStylesTool Palette - Flood Fill tool

With the Magic Wand tool, select the white ellipse. Go to Effects || Texture Effects || Texture, then to Effects || Texture Effects || Sculpture and use the same settings as before to texturize and sculpture the ellipse. Deselect with Ctrl+D.

Use the Magic Wand to select the interior of the smaller ellipse. Go to Selections || Modifiy || Expand and expand by 1 pixel. Activate the 'Glass' layer in the Layer palette.

Change the Background Style to Pattern and choose the glass tile "/tutorial/html/tut7eff/3151s.jpg" for the pattern, other settings as are. Activate the Flood-Fill tool and flood-fill the interior of the ellipse with the yellow glass pattern (remember to right-click to fill with the background pattern). Deselect (Ctrl+D) and save your image.

Layer Palette - Create layer button Change your Background Style to None. Select the 'Madonna' layer in your Layer palette and add a new layer, name it 'Madonna Head'.
Tool Palette - Preset Shapes toolTool Palette - Mover toolTool Palette - Magic Wand tool

Choose the Preset Shapes tool. We want to draw a circle for the Madonna's head. To do this, hold down the Shift key until you have drawn a circle that is 50x50 (watch the third set of numbers in the Status bar).

With the Mover tool, move the circle to the top of the yellow ellipse. Overlap the circle on the ellipse by about half of the circle.

Select the white circle with your Magic Wand and texturize and sculpture as before (Effects || Texture Effects || Texture and Effects || Texture Effects || Sculpture, same settings as before).

Then select the interior of the circle. Go to Selections || Modifiy || Expand and expand by 1 pixel.

Layer Palette - Create layer button Add a new layer called 'Glass 2'. Move it directly below the 'Madonna Head' layer in your Layer palette. Leave the 'Glass 2' layer activated.
StylesTool Palette - Flood Fill tool

Change the Background Style to Pattern and choose the glass tile "/tutorial/html/tut7eff/89161s.jpg" for the pattern, other settings as are. Activate your Flood-Fill tool and flood-fill the interior of the circle with the pink glass pattern (remember to right-click to fill with the background pattern).

We will now add a bevel to the head: Go to Effects || 3D Effects || Inner Bevel and use these settings:
Bevel = first row, second shape
Width = 8
Smoothness = 40
Depth = 7
Ambience = 0
Shininess = 10
Color = white
Angle = 315
Intensity = 50
Elevation = 30

Click on OK. Deselect (Ctrl+D) and save your image.

Layer Palette - Create layer button We will now give our Madonna a halo. Change the Background Style to None. Activate the 'Madonna Head' layer in your Layer palette and add a new layer called 'Madonna Halo'.
Tool Palette - Preset Shapes toolTool Palette - Mover toolTool Palette - Deformation tool

Choose the Preset Shapes tool. We will draw another circle; remember to hold the Shift key down as you draw. Draw a circle that is 75x75 (watch the third set of numbers in the Status bar).

Use the Mover tool to position the white circle around the head of your Madonna.

Now choose the Deformation tool. Place your cursor on the square in the middle of the upper side of the deformation box. Pull it down until the circle is slightly flattened. Then rotate the deformed circle until it matches the angle of the head. Then click on the "Apply" button in the Tool Options palette to apply the deformation.


Tool Palette - Magic Wand tool
Select the white ellipse with your Magic Wand and texturize and sculpture as before (Effects || Texture Effects || Texture and Effects || Texture Effects || Sculpture). In the Layer palette, move the 'Madonna Halo' layer below the 'Glass 2' layer. Deselect (Ctrl+D) and save your work.
Layer Palette - Create layer button Activate the 'Madonna Head' layer and add a new layer called 'Babe'.
Tool Palette - Preset Shapes toolTool Palette - Deformation tool

Choose the Preset Shapes tool, using the same settings as before. Draw an ellipse starting at the coordinates (75,125) and ending at (125,200).

With the Deformation tool activated, rotate the ellipse until the long axis is parallel to the lower left side of the Madonna. Move the ellipse over until it is touching the gold border, then click on the "Apply" button in the Tool Options palette to apply the deformation.

Tool Palette - Magic Wand tool Using the Magic Wand tool, select the white ellipse and texturize and sculpture using the same settings as before. Deselect with Ctrl+D.
StylesTool Palette - Flood Fill tool

Using the Magic Wand that is still activated, select the interior of the ellipse, then go to Selections || Modifiy || Expand and expand by 1 pixel. Activate the 'Glass 2' layer in your Layer palette.

Change the Background Style to Pattern and choose the glass tile "/tutorial/html/tut7eff/305s.jpg" for the pattern, other settings as are. Activate the Flood-Fill tool and flood-fill the interior of the ellipse with the white glass pattern (remember to right-click to fill with the background pattern). Deselect (Ctrl+D) and save your work.

Layer Palette - Create layer button Add a new layer on top of the 'Babe' layer, called 'Babe Head'. Change your Background Style to None.
Tool Palette - Preset Shapes toolTool Palette - Mover toolTool Palette - Magic Wand tool

Choose the Preset Shapes tool and draw a circle that is 25x25. Remember to hold the Shift key down and watch the third set of numbers in the Status bar.

Use the Mover tool to place the circle near the upper left end of the white glass ellipse.

Select the white outline with the Magic Wand and texturize and sculpture as before.

StylesTool Palette - Flood Fill tool

Now to do the Babe's head: Using the Magic Wand tool, select the interior of the small circle, then go to Selections || Modifiy || Expand and expand by 1 pixel.

Activate the 'Glass 2' layer in your Layer palette.

Change the Background Style to Pattern and choose the glass tile "/tutorial/html/tut7eff/89161s.jpg". Activate your Flood-Fill tool and flood-fill the interior of the circle with the pink glass pattern (remember to right-click to fill with the background pattern).

Go to Effects || 3D Effects || Inner Bevel and use the same settings as before, then deselect (Ctrl+D) and save your work.

Layer Palette - Create layer button

For our last step we need to add a halo around the Babe's head.

Change the Background Style to None. Activate the 'Babe Head' layer and add a new layer called 'Babe Halo'.

Tool Palette - Preset Shapes toolTool Palette - Mover toolTool Palette - Deformation tool

Choose the Preset Shapes tool. We will draw another circle; remember to hold the Shift key down as you draw. Draw a circle that is 35x35 (watch the third set of numbers in the Status bar).

Use the Mover tool to position the white circle around the head of the Babe.

Choose the Deformation tool. Place your cursor on the square in the middle of the upper side of the deformation box. Pull it down until the circle is slightly flattened. Now rotate the deformed circle until it matches the angle of the head, then click on the "Apply" button in the Tool Options palette to apply the deformation.

Tool Palette - Magic Wand tool

Select the white ellipse with your Magic Wand and texturize and sculpture as before.

In the Layer palette, move the 'Babe Halo' layer below the 'Glass 2' layer. Deselect (Ctrl+D) and save your work.

You are now finished with your Madonna. All that is left to do is to apply the finishing touches.

If you want to add a background to your image, add another layer to your layer palette and drag it to the bottom. Add the color of your choice, or a texture or background pattern. At this point you may add a drop shadow, a stand, a ring for hanging, whatever strikes your fancy.

When you have finished adding your last touches, activate one of the layers and right-click, then choose Merge || Merge all (flatten) from the pop-up menu (if you want the image to remain on a transparent background, choose Merge || Merge visible).